Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age

HOUSEHOLD DATA
Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, race, sex, and age Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted(1)
Mar.
2016
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017
Mar.
2016
Nov.
2016
Dec.
2016
Jan.
2017
Feb.
2017
Mar.
2017

WHITE

Civilian noninstitutional population

197,809 198,525 198,604 197,809 198,745 198,845 198,453 198,525 198,604

Civilian labor force

124,663 124,419 124,804 124,985 124,578 124,616 124,675 124,856 125,046

Participation rate

63.0 62.7 62.8 63.2 62.7 62.7 62.8 62.9 63.0

Employed

119,137 118,991 119,831 119,624 119,370 119,263 119,311 119,740 120,180

Employment-population ratio

60.2 59.9 60.3 60.5 60.1 60.0 60.1 60.3 60.5

Unemployed

5,526 5,428 4,974 5,361 5,208 5,354 5,364 5,116 4,866

Unemployment rate

4.4 4.4 4.0 4.3 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.1 3.9

Not in labor force

73,146 74,106 73,799 72,825 74,168 74,229 73,778 73,669 73,557

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

65,175 65,089 65,125 65,276 65,124 65,146 65,345 65,362 65,219

Participation rate

72.1 71.7 71.7 72.2 71.7 71.7 72.1 72.0 71.9

Employed

62,355 62,255 62,548 62,707 62,608 62,476 62,730 62,877 62,850

Employment-population ratio

69.0 68.6 68.9 69.4 68.9 68.7 69.2 69.3 69.2

Unemployed

2,820 2,833 2,576 2,568 2,516 2,669 2,615 2,485 2,369

Unemployment rate

4.3 4.4 4.0 3.9 3.9 4.1 4.0 3.8 3.6

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

55,192 55,179 55,297 55,125 54,808 54,872 54,798 54,988 55,153

Participation rate

58.0 57.8 57.9 58.0 57.4 57.4 57.4 57.6 57.8

Employed

53,087 53,138 53,413 52,972 52,783 52,813 52,646 52,949 53,211

Employment-population ratio

55.8 55.7 55.9 55.7 55.2 55.2 55.2 55.5 55.7

Unemployed

2,105 2,040 1,883 2,153 2,026 2,059 2,152 2,039 1,942

Unemployment rate

3.8 3.7 3.4 3.9 3.7 3.8 3.9 3.7 3.5

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

4,296 4,151 4,383 4,584 4,645 4,599 4,531 4,505 4,674

Participation rate

34.8 33.6 35.5 37.2 37.6 37.2 36.7 36.5 37.9

Employed

3,695 3,597 3,869 3,944 3,979 3,974 3,934 3,913 4,119

Employment-population ratio

30.0 29.2 31.3 32.0 32.2 32.2 31.9 31.7 33.4

Unemployed

601 554 514 640 666 625 597 592 555

Unemployment rate

14.0 13.4 11.7 14.0 14.3 13.6 13.2 13.1 11.9

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

31,753 32,095 32,128 31,753 32,068 32,105 32,063 32,095 32,128

Civilian labor force

19,421 19,858 19,898 19,503 19,856 19,844 19,993 19,998 20,002

Participation rate

61.2 61.9 61.9 61.4 61.9 61.8 62.4 62.3 62.3

Employed

17,670 18,215 18,296 17,764 18,262 18,292 18,445 18,378 18,409

Employment-population ratio

55.6 56.8 56.9 55.9 56.9 57.0 57.5 57.3 57.3

Unemployed

1,751 1,642 1,602 1,739 1,594 1,552 1,548 1,620 1,593

Unemployment rate

9.0 8.3 8.1 8.9 8.0 7.8 7.7 8.1 8.0

Not in labor force

12,332 12,238 12,229 12,250 12,212 12,261 12,070 12,097 12,126

Men, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

8,871 9,001 9,116 8,885 9,018 9,056 9,106 9,081 9,132

Participation rate

67.1 67.2 68.0 67.2 67.5 67.7 68.1 67.8 68.1

Employed

8,063 8,232 8,313 8,119 8,328 8,366 8,437 8,369 8,384

Employment-population ratio

61.0 61.5 62.0 61.4 62.3 62.5 63.1 62.5 62.6

Unemployed

809 769 803 766 691 690 669 713 747

Unemployment rate

9.1 8.5 8.8 8.6 7.7 7.6 7.3 7.8 8.2

Women, 20 years and over

Civilian labor force

9,842 10,150 10,143 9,860 10,135 10,094 10,124 10,162 10,173

Participation rate

61.4 62.7 62.6 61.5 62.6 62.3 62.6 62.7 62.7

Employed

9,062 9,429 9,483 9,080 9,418 9,410 9,450 9,438 9,497

Employment-population ratio

56.5 58.2 58.5 56.6 58.2 58.1 58.4 58.3 58.6

Unemployed

781 721 661 780 716 683 673 724 676

Unemployment rate

7.9 7.1 6.5 7.9 7.1 6.8 6.7 7.1 6.6

Both sexes, 16 to 19 years

Civilian labor force

708 706 639 758 703 694 764 754 697

Participation rate

28.3 28.1 25.4 30.3 27.9 27.6 30.4 30.0 27.7

Employed

546 554 500 565 516 515 558 571 528

Employment-population ratio

21.8 22.0 19.9 22.6 20.5 20.5 22.2 22.7 21.0

Unemployed

162 153 139 193 187 178 205 183 169

Unemployment rate

22.9 21.6 21.7 25.4 26.6 25.7 26.9 24.3 24.3

ASIAN

Civilian noninstitutional population

14,911 15,228 15,285 14,911 15,323 15,433 15,157 15,228 15,285

Civilian labor force

9,478 9,731 9,668 9,434 9,634 9,678 9,641 9,709 9,635

Participation rate

63.6 63.9 63.3 63.3 62.9 62.7 63.6 63.8 63.0

Employed

9,112 9,387 9,358 9,061 9,342 9,423 9,281 9,377 9,318

Employment-population ratio

61.1 61.6 61.2 60.8 61.0 61.1 61.2 61.6 61.0

Unemployed

366 344 310 373 292 256 360 332 317

Unemployment rate

3.9 3.5 3.2 4.0 3.0 2.6 3.7 3.4 3.3

Not in labor force

5,433 5,497 5,616 5,477 5,690 5,755 5,517 5,519 5,650

Footnotes
(1) The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns.

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals shown in table A-1 because data are not presented for all races. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: April 07, 2017